Project Case Studies

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Below is an archive of project case studies; each one is a designer’s vision to ignite change in the world through creative problem solving. We aim to bring big ideas such as these out of the studio and into the community to inspire like-minded changemakers. Projects are posted by Design Ignites Change participants and award applicants.

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The Uptown Exchange

The Chicago-based project is a partnership between Cannon Design, GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc, Virginia Tech and the University of Utah, that is dedicated ... more ⇒

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Epicenter

The Epicenter is located in Green River, Utah, and we are “Rural and Proud.” To accentuate Green River’s rural pride and pioneering spirit, we p... more ⇒

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Cease 4 Peace

C.S. Mott Community College

Addressing his personal experience growing up in Flint, Michigan, DeMarcus Smith has designed a project that speaks to youth in his community about the choice... more ⇒

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I need a sidewalk!

Kansas City Art Institute

This project is the development of a campaign, aimed at a section of road without sidewalk in Kansas City. The area has a beautiful park for everyone to e... more ⇒

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Designing Dhaka’s Bus Infostructure

For 2 years, we have been working in Dhaka to develop a low-cost strategy for collecting data about the bus system. We arm teams of volun... more ⇒